Is there really anything more exciting than planning your best friend’s hen party? You know it’s going to go off with a bang. Do it right and you’ll be wholly responsible for all the mischief that your hen and her ladies manage. We decided to put together some options for alternative hen weekends in London town.
Leading nicely on to the first important factor, ensure that as many friends and family as possible can make the planned weekend away. Don’t sacrifice on any fun stuff, and keep the basics basic to keep costs down. The Travelodge hotel near Liverpool Street Station, for example, is a low cost option for groups, at the heart of the city, with good connections via underground and foot to the main tourist hot spots in and around the city. Sometimes glitter, plenty of pink and L plates simply don’t quite cut it. If your bride to be is a little more alternative in style and a quirky kinda lass, think out of the box and tailor her hen party weekend to suit her style.
The Medieval period was such a magically gruesome period in history, there is no wonder at all that it has such a huge alternative fan base. London is one of the best places in the country to head to for a history inspired hen getaway with a twist.
Again, the Liverpool Street Station is an ideal base for this theme, near to the Tower Bridge and the wonders that lie beneath. Yes, beneath… at the base of the tower, the Medieval Banquet is the top entertainment and dining option for fun-loving, knight adoring, soon-to-be wed wenches. Other items to add to your itinerary include The London Dungeons and the Tower of London.
Real ladies know how to do hens in style and injecting a little 1950’s vintage into the event is one of the best ways to go about it. Book yourselves in for a blissful afternoon tea and a retro pamper party, before heading out for a night on the town, burlesque style.
After such a busy first day in London, Sunday can be spent sipping tea or coffee at a café in Camden, before hitting the markets to seek out some fabulous vintage finds, and shop ‘til you drop.
All girlies love a bit of glitz and glam, but that doesn’t have to mean succumbing to the standard hen party spec. Fans of the stage and the big screen will find that London has a huge choice of ways to make your pre-wedded weekend wonderful.
Dining at Planet Hollywood is most definitely a given, and teaming this with a show stopping stage adaptation of a cinematic classic is an original way to add some umph to your evening. Billy Elliot and Mama Mia are just two of the current big screen West End adaptations, but for a truly sensational spice explosion check out the new musical, Viva Forever, which incorporates a collection Spice Girls hits. Spice Movie, anyone?
Make your hen’s weekend one to remember. Begin by booking your low cost budget accommodation today, make reservations and book tickets, all the fun will then fall swiftly into place.